Thank you for the wonderful end of the year present. I love the frog that will be proudly displayed in my classroom as well as the Visa gift card. I wanted to also take a minute to thank everyone for our wonderful year! It was truly an amazing school year! I appreciate our wonderful center volunteers, our Thursday copy parents, and our Friday reading parents and grandparents. Thank you for dedicating your time to help us. Parents, please don't forget to pat yourselves on the back as you praise your children for a job well done this year, as our class couldn't have been successful without your constant support. Please know how much I truly appreciate you all! Words cannot begin to describe how much I will truly miss this class. You all will forever hold a special place in my heart! Please come back and visit often. I look forward to watching "my babies" grow up. Please send me e-mail updates and pictures of your wonderful summer adventures at the pool, ball games, or on vacation. Enjoy the summer break!
The yearbooks will be delivered to the classroom tomorrow. If you didn't preorder a yearbook but want one, please send your child with $25 cash and he/she can get one at the school store while supplies last.
Thank you to Mrs. McGill and Mrs. Fisher for sending in popsicles for the class. We have enough for our book buddy celebration and for the last day of school! We really appreciate it!
Happy birthday, Kayla!
We celebrated my birthday in class today with cookie cake. My birthday is next week, but this was the only day we could do it as our schedule seems to be filling up quickly! I enjoyed my special lunch, my flowers, card, and gift certificate to Kohl's. This is such a kind and considerate class. I felt extremely special, and for that I am very grateful!
I hope all of the mothers had a wonderful day on Sunday! Happy Mother's Day!
Today's social studies lesson was on ways to get goods and services. We did four ways at the beginning of the year and added 4 more today. We discussed the following: barter/trade, buy, lottery, first come first serve, command, share, majority rule, and contest. We will continue to discuss these the rest of the week with the test coming on Friday. Please practice these with your child whenever possible.
We spelled COMPLIMENT three times and celebrated our success today!
We released all of our ladybugs today. They all emerged over the weekend. We were so proud. Please come up to the garden and see if you can find them in the strawberries.
3 butterflies out and 3 to go!
We are in need of popsicle donations. We need the kind that are in the tube where you snip the end of the plastic and push them up and out. We need them for Thursday. If you are willing and able to donate please let me know as soon as possible. A great big THANK YOU in advance!
Our field day is Wednesday. Please make sure your child has the following: green class t-shirt on, sunscreen on, hat on, water bottle labeled. Sunglasses are optional. You may send sunscreen with your child to reapply after lunch. Thank you to our class volunteers who are helping to make this a fun day for all students participating!
Today we had our first visit to our new science lab. We participated in 4 different stations. One of them included observing the Garrison Mill chics who just hatched yesterday. It was quite exciting!
I love my Teacher Appreciation Day book. I enjoyed reading what everyone wrote as well as seeing the great pictures. Thank you!
Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers this year. Our year wouldn't have been as successful without you. We appreciate our guest readers, the copy parents, everyone who has worked in the media center or front desk, as well as anyone who helped anywhere around our school. Please stop by the media center to enjoy the food the staff has prepared in your honor on Wednesday morning.
I am happy to report that all of the larvae have formed their pupae.
Our ladybug larvae has been very active this past week. We've been enjoying our time observing them. The pupa stage is right around the corner.
I am happy to announce that all of our caterpillars have made the change to chrysalis. On Saturday I put them in their new temporary home.
Just a reminder that our Author Celebration is this Tuesday, 12:30-1:00. If you are unable to attend, please let me know by Monday evening so that I can arrange a guest for your child. I look forward to seeing everyone in our classroom. Don't forget about the new system in place at Garrison Mill. You will need to buzz the office to get into the building. Please make sure you have your picture ID. You will still need to sign in and get a visitor's badge in the office. Please count on these steps adding a few extra minutes. Please use IXL to practice math skills not yet mastered as well as previewing upcoming skills. It's a great website purchased by Garrison Mill's Foundation for the second grade. PLEASE take advantage of it. Your child's username and passwords were sent home on Friday.
Please continue to practice past spelling words as well as current. There will be two more units. The final assessment will include words from the entire year. Use previous tests to help determine words that need to be reviewed.
Congratulations to Vuyani for winning the April Accelerated Reader contest! Just a reminder that 8 points are due on May 17th.
We will be in the media center on Monday afternoon for the SRI (reading assessment on the computer) as well as checkout. All books are due back this Friday. I will have A.R. books in my room through the 17th, but they will have to stay in the classroom. The A.R. celebration will be the last week of school.
I just wanted to let you know that there is a music website that the children can go to at home, with parental permission/assistance, where they can hear much of the “Love the Summer” song. The website is: musick8.com
1. Where it says “Musick8 Song Search”, type in “Love the Summer”. 2. Click on “Love the Summer” 3. Scroll down until the title is located 4. Click on mp3 or Quicktime 5. Enjoy